NVIDIA has released new information on the GeForce RTX 4060 entry-level graphics card, which will go on sale on June 29th. According to NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 4060 will be 20% faster in games than the previous generation GeForce RTX 3060 without the frame generation technology that is part of DLSS 3.
With DLSS 3 enabled, the GeForce RTX 4060 will perform up to 70% faster than its predecessor, NVIDIA promises. It should be noted that such a direct comparison makes no sense since DLSS 3 is only supported by GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards. Also, DLSS 3 support is not available in all games.
The company also claims that the GeForce RTX 4060 model will be 60% faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 model and up to 8 times faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 model, and if the frame generator is enabled, the advantage is 130% and 14 times as shown in the chart below. The two latest graphics cards continue to enjoy great popularity among users. We add that GeForce RTX 2060 only supports first and second version DLSS and GeForce GTX 1060 does not support DLSS at all.
The performance chart of the GeForce RTX 4060 in games with 1080p resolution and maximum image quality settings is shown below. The novelty offers at least 60 FPS, in most games even significantly more.
The upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 also has the lowest power consumption of any other GeForce RTX 40-series graphics card. In games, the typical power consumption is 110 watts, the maximum TDP is 115 watts. With 10-20 hours of games per week, the power consumption is 2.2 kWh. For comparison: With a TDP of 170 W, the RTX 3060 consumes 3.5 kWh per week under the same conditions.
The company has calculated that the RTX 4060 will cost $29-$54 in the US, $65-$130 in the UK, and $66-$132 in Germany over four years compared to using the RTX 3060 would save on electricity bills. Calculations are based on 20 hours of PC gaming per week per year.
The GeForce RTX 4060 is based on the AD107-300 GPU with 3072 CUDA cores. The card received 8 GB of GDDR6 memory with support for a 128-bit bus. This graphics card only supports 8 lanes of PCIe 4.0, which can negatively impact performance when installed in a PCIe 3.0 slot on older motherboards.
Remember that the launch of the GeForce RTX 4060 was originally scheduled for July, but the company has decided to postpone the release to an earlier date. The recommended price for the graphics card is $299. This is the cheapest model in the GeForce RTX 4000 series of graphics cards.